Being responsible for protecting us from our environment, the sun, and other harmful irritants, it’s no surprise the skin eventually shows signs of wear and tear. These present as sun damage, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation concerns, or acne and its subsequent scarring. Dr. Adam Stein is specially trained with advanced certification to perform chemical peels—from light depth to deep phenol peels—for patients seeking to press the reset button on their skin’s health and beauty.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
The skin is an amazing part of the human body, protecting our delicate tissues from the environment’s assault. Over time, this can take its toll, and skin’s layers can become damaged.
The purpose of a chemical peel is to take advantage of our natural healing process by removing the damaged layers of skin so the body can regenerate healthy, strong, protective tissues with the added benefit of improving how youthful and energized we look. From patients with the most sensitive skin to those in need of deep correction, there’s a chemical peel strength at Stein Plastic Surgery that can address your concerns, including:
- Sun and free radical damage
- Lines and wrinkles
- Age spots and uneven pigmentation
- Blemishes and acne scarring
In some cases, Dr. Stein may recommend combining a chemical peel with laser resurfacing or to enhance results with a facelift. For some patients, a deep phenol peel is the best solution, which must be performed by a provider with specialist training. Dr. Stein has undertaken this training with leading experts to refine his abilities in treating patients with phenol peels.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?
With the versatility of chemical peel formulas, this treatment is highly customizable for every patient, even those with the most sensitive skin. If you’re concerned about the health of your skin and want the restart a chemical peel can provide, set up a consultation with Dr. Stein to learn about all the options in chemical peel treatment.
What is Getting a Chemical Peel Like?
The depth of chemical peel you’ve chosen determines a lot about how your procedure is performed. For light to medium peels, patients are made comfortable with topical anesthetic in the luxurious privacy of the Stein Plastic Surgery offices. Patients who’ve selected a deep phenol peel will receive treatment in our accredited cutting-edge surgical suite under heavy sedation. Once you’re in position for treatment, the formula is applied to your skin and allowed to work its magic for the prescribed period of time. The acids in the peels are then neutralized and your skin is treated with a cooling salve that best begins your recovery process.
What is Chemical Peel Recovery Like?
Due to the variability of chemical peel formulas, recovery times differ by patient. You can expect moderate flaking, redness, and minor swelling for 4-7 days following a light to medium peel. Deeper peels require more recuperation, with significant peeling, redness, and swelling for 1-2 weeks. Be sure to follow Dr. Stein’s thorough aftercare instructions to reduce the risk of complications.
What Results Can I Expect After a Chemical Peel?
The deeper the peel, the more dramatic your results. For light or medium depth, your skin will become more evenly textured and toned, with diminished wrinkles, lightened age spots and sun damage, and a more radiant complexion after a couple of weeks. Deeper phenol peels, these results will be elevated but take up to 2 months to fully emerge. With damaged cells removed, your skin will be smoother, softer, and more radiant. You’ll have a refreshed brightness to your appearance that only a chemical peel can achieve.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about chemical peels? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.